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Re: [NANOG] Multihoming for small frys?
William Herrin wrote:
Yes, but the order is wrong..
- Order service from 2 providers
- Request an ASN from ARIN, show them your documentation that you are getting service from 2 providers to justify your need for an ASN
- If you don't meet the utilization requirements for getting a /24, request a /24 for multihoming under ARIN 184.108.40.206. from ONE of your providers (not both).
At UUnet/VZB we ask customers to provide their ASN as documentation that they have demonstrated their intent to multihome.
If you have existing IP space, and it's less than /24 don't be surprised if someone asks you to renumber. If you have existing IP space /24 or larger, don't be surprised if someone turns you down under the multihoming policy.
220.127.116.11. Reassignments to multihomed downstream customers
Under normal circumstances an ISP is required to determine the prefix size of their reassignment to a downstream customer according to the guidelines set forth in RFC 2050. Specifically, a downstream customer justifies their reassignment by demonstrating they have an immediate requirement for 25% of the IP addresses being assigned, and that they have a plan to utilize 50% of their assignment within one year of its receipt. This policy allows a downstream customer's multihoming requirement to serve as justification for a /24 reassignment from their upstream ISP, regardless of host requirements. Downstream customers must provide contact information for all of their upstream providers to the ISP from whom they are requesting a /24. The ISP will then verify the customer's multihoming requirement and may assign the customer a /24, based on this policy. Customers may receive a /24 from only one of their upstream providers under this policy without providing additional justification. ISPs may demonstrate they have made an assignment to a downstream customer under this policy by supplying ARIN with the information they collected from the customer, as described above, or by identifying the AS number of the customer. This information may be requested by ARIN staff when reviewing an ISP's utilization during their request for additional IP addresses space.
It's really pretty straightforward and common actually... but I wouldn't be surprised if sales folks don't know ARIN and/or routing policy.
Thanks, Bill Herrin